Pressure on water eased

Following the recent heavy rain, water restrictions at Mullumbimby have been lifted.

Byron Council's general manager, Pamela Westing, said the rainfall in the past two weeks of 243.5mm in the Mullumbimby catchment had caused significant flows in Wilsons Creek.

As a result, said Ms Westing, restrictions would be lifted on Monday.

She said the council thanked Mullumbimby residents for their efforts to conserve water during what was the driest season on record.

The efforts of the council's water operational staff and the innovative pressure eduction system used over the restriction period also contributed significantly in reducing water use.

Ms Westing said residents were still asked to take care with water use, both inside and outside and make water conservation a habit that would support the future of the town's water supply.

Mullumbimby had been placed on level three restrictions which were due to be raised to tougher level four restrictions two weeks ago. But then the rain came.

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